Phrases you need to know when you travel

If you are traveling abroad, it is best to get to know the language before you go. However, if you don't have time to actually study the language of the country you're visiting, you should at least know some phrases that will come in handy on the go. For the sake of convenience, we have divided the list of suggestions into several categories.

Greeting others

The first phrase you usually use when you travel is a greeting. Try to get the right time at the right time. Many languages ​​have familiar greetings and formal greetings, so be sure to use the appropriate language, depending on whether you are familiar with this person.

• Hello there!

• How are you?

• good day.

• Good morning.

• good afternoon.

• good evening.

• good night.

•Nice to meet you.

Be polite

In almost all cases, you use certain phrases that are polite and polite when talking to people in non-English speaking countries.

• please …

• Thank you…


• Sorry …

•It's my honor…

• Have a good day …

• Travel safety…

•Sorry. I do not understand.

On the way

Since you are likely to travel abroad by plane, we will focus this section on the phrases you need to use at the airport – although some are appropriate regardless of the type of transportation chosen.

• When does the plane depart/reach?

• Where is the [airline name] ticket counter?

• I want [water, food, etc.].

• Where is the boarding gate [airline name]?

• Where is a toilet?

• This baggage needs to be checked.

• This baggage is carried with you.

• what time is it?

Customs agent

Some phrases may be especially useful when you are passing customs. Remember to add polite phrases and be as polite as possible to customs agents.

• I am on vacation [or work].

• I will take a transfer.

• I will stay in [days] days.

• I will visit my family at [address].

• I will live in [hotel name].

Upon arrival

After passing customs and arriving at your destination, you will need to know the various phrases.

• Where can I find a taxi?

• Where is the bus stop?

• Where is this bus going?

• Where is the currency exchange?

• I want to go [hotel or destination name].

• Does my room have a private bathroom?

• How many beds are there in my room?

• Where is my room?

• I want to [number] a bed.

• Where is the elevator?

• My room needs to be cleaned.

• I need [clean towels, toilet paper, room service].

Sightseeing spots

Once you are away from home, you can use these phrases to help you travel, dine or have a short conversation with a local.

• Where is the food market?

•Where is the nearest restaurant?

• Where is the nearest bar?

• Where is the bank?

• How far is the [destination name]?

• I need a [number of people] form.

• May I see a menu?

• Please give me [food or drink].

• Can you give me a check?

Emergency situations

Unfortunately, an emergency can happen anywhere. Use these phrases to get the help you need.

•I need help.

• My friend needs help.

• Where is the hospital?

• I need a doctor.

• I lost my passport.

• Someone stole my money.

• Help!

The more familiar you are with the language of the country you are visiting, the better. However, even if you want to know a few key phrases, you may be a huge advantage when trying to sail abroad and enjoy your visit. The most important thing is – courtesy and respect for others and their customs and culture. Remember, when you visit a foreign country, you will represent the United States in many ways, so doing your best is not only a good reflection of you personally, but also a good reflection of your country of origin.